Since the 1940s, when the antibiotics were introduced, they dramatically have reduced the numbers and severity of illness and death, specifically from bacterial infections. In the medicine have been used more than 100 types of antibiotics, designed to heal certain types of infections, by killing bacteria or keeping them from reproducing.
However, antibiotic overuse is producing horrific microorganisms that sometimes causes serious illnesses, amputations, and even death. Latest researches show that some new bacteria are totally resistant to ALL forms of current antibiotics!
Some antibiotics kill off the very important microbiome existing in your bodies that are not helping in protecting and preserving the immune system.
In nowadays most of the expert’s advice to avoid antibiotics if at all possible and to try a natural approach first. The best substitutes for antibiotics can be essential oils, which offer the first line of defense against antibiotic resistant and common bacteria. The effectiveness of certain essential oils can be even better than antibiotics do—without the harmful side effects.
In one study were tested ten different essential oils for their antibacterial activity against 22 bacteria and fungi and found that eucalyptus, lemongrass, orange and peppermint were effective against all 22 bacteria and fungi.
How Antibacterial Essential Oils Can Help You
Many studies confirmed that the essential oils have been proven in fighting many bacteria, even the antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is found that are effective as well as—or better than conventional antifungals and antibiotics, which are harmful to your health. From the practice is shown that the essential oils fight against candida, salmonella, staph, giardia, E.coli and more.
The medicine is trying to stay a step ahead of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, however, some of them are resistant and deadly to every known antibiotic and worse, can spread very easily within hospitals from patient to patient. For this reason in many hospitals are now using essential oils as an alternative to the powerful synthetic medical antibiotics.
As an example of resistant bacteria that has recently developed is the MARCoNS bacteria, which actually, by forming a protective film has the ability to protect itself from antibiotics. It is a tricky strain of bacteria defined as multiple antibiotic-resistant coagulase negative staph.
The dynamic way of living, a lot of travelling, contacts with different people and social life is especially a risk for being exposed to new and dangerous bacteria, parasites and fungi. It can happen, also through the air, as in airplanes when in close contact with others.
Here will be presented the top four most multipurpose and powerful antibiotic essential oils:
- Tea tree essential oil
The tea oil is one of the most powerful antibiotic compounds. It can be applied directly to the skin in case of the infections, cuts, scrapes, burns, and even skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne, and warts. It is especially effective for fungal infections like athlete’s foot and nail fungus.
The studies done on the effectiveness of tea tree oil (malaleuca oil) confirmed ability to kill even superbug bacteria like MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). The study from 2013, showed that tea tree oil not only effective to the resistant bacteria but also significantly speeds up the healing time.
Tea tree oil can also be used in helping of killing cold or flu virus, clear up nasal or chest congestion or stop a sinus infection.
- Oregano essential oil
Oregano is well-known ingredient from the ancient Greek and Roman time and has been used for more things than just seasoning their food.
Oregano oil belongs to the most powerful natural antibiotics and has been used for years to treat infections and wounds on the skin, and helped effectively even against staph infections. It is also antioxidant, antiviral, anti-parasitic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and has anaesthetic (pain-relieving) properties.
The study conducted in 2001 by the Georgetown University found that the oil is as effective as most antibiotics and against fungi like toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
It is also used for sinus infection just by inhaling the steam from a few drops of the oil in water, as well as to stop pneumonia.
For all of you that are travelling, bring your oregano oil capsules with you. The oregano oil has been shown to be highly effective against E.coli, giardia, campylobacter, salmonella, and staph, but is dealing well with debilitating diarrhea, fever and stomach pains.
It is advised to take it on a short-term basis (no more than two weeks at a time).
- Cinnamon essential oil
In addition to the great aroma, cinnamon oil is on the list of the strongest antibacterial, which is confirmed in many conducted studies. It is especially effective in fighting bacteria such as E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas, and klebsiella, even more than other antibacterial oils. The dental bacteria that cause cavities and root canal procedures are usually treated by cinnamon oil and is added to toothpaste or you can make your own. The cinnamon oil can be used as a steamer or diffuser for adding a delicious fragrance to your home and killing off airborne bacteria.
The other benefits of cinnamon oil are: a powerful antioxidant, blood sugar stabilizer, digestive aid and blood circulation booster. It can stimulate the immune system, combat cardiovascular disease, relieve depression and works antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. In addition, it is an effective remedy for impotence too.
- Clove essential oil
Clove oil has been very popular between new mothers for years as a soothing relief for baby’s teething pains. It’s been used for toothaches since the 1600’s. The healing effects of the clove oil are the same as benzocaine. It can actually help to prevent cavities and re-calcify teeth.
Thanks to the eugenol, the same active ingredient as cinnamon oil has, it is very effective against common bacteria and candida Albicans. Clove oil is a proven remedy as the conventional medication, nystatin, in treating intestinal parasites and yeast infections, as well as for treating acne, warts, coughs, colds and asthma.